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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Cruz-ing for Gridiron Laughs: Texas Senator Wrote a Few Himself

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote the jokes about Sen. Mitch McConnell himself. Noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had arrived at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club in white-tie and tails as the official representative for President Barack...

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Mitch Behm, assistant inspector general of the U.S. Transportation Department, left, and Senator Frank Lautenberg, center, a Democrat from New Jersey, speak before the start of a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in this 2011 file photo.

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Mitch Behm, assistant inspector general of the U.S. Transportation Department, left, and Senator Frank Lautenberg, center, a Democrat from New Jersey, speak before the start of a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in this 2011 file photo.

Lautenberg: Senate’s Last World War II Veteran

The death of Frank Lautenberg deprives the Senate of its last World War II veteran and its oldest member. Lautenberg, who died at 89 today from complications from viral pneumonia, was the Senate’s only octogenarian. The Senate is now without...

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People march through the streets of Oxnard, California, for immigration reform and to honor the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers of America, on March 24, 2013.

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People march through the streets of Oxnard, California, for immigration reform and to honor the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers of America, on March 24, 2013.

Immigration Bill: Promise with a Prayer

At the rose-adorned grave-site of Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, widow Helen Chavez had one wish for the visiting President Barack Obama. “I would like to make sure and request that you get immigration reform passed,”...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 24, 2013, to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 24, 2013, to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Cruzing for a Lecture: Feinstein on Guns

Ted Cruz, the first-year Republican senator from Texas who has taken on some senior lawmakers in rhetorical fisticuffs during his debut on Capitol Hill, ran into one contender today who showed little patience for his brashness. Cruz put a question...

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Gun-Control Hearing: No Show and Tell

Some Republican senators say that today’s  Judiciary Committee  hearing on gun control would have been better with some show-and-tell. South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz  of Texas fired off a letter to Judiciary Chairman Patrick  Leahy of Vermont complaining...

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President Barack Obama plays basketball during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama plays basketball during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

Washington Daybook: Heat Wave

A blueprint for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and provisions for border security and workplace verification will be released at 2:30 pm EST today by a bipartisan group of senators. President Barack Obama...

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

Gun Controls Approved in Polls — Difficult at Best in Congress

Most Americans hold a favorable view of the measures that President Barack Obama proposes for curbing gun violence in America, following the slaying of 20 first-grade children at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, last month. So shows the polling...

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Singer Alicia Keys performs during the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

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Singer Alicia Keys performs during the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

‘Obama’s on Fire:’ Alicia Keys — Boehner-McConnell Have Hoses

Alicia Keys took the stage at the Inaugural Ball, playing piano for a ready crowd with a revised rendition of her “Girl on Fire:” “Obama’s on Fire.” “He’s the president, and he’s on fire,” Keys sang to a delighted audience....

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Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

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Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

FEC Offers Senator Feinstein Some Financial Relief

Though not all she asked for. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, whose campaign committee was drained of millions of dollars by her former treasurer, will be able to go back to some of her donors for replacement checks. The Federal Election Commission...

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